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TASS, 21 July. The captain of the pleasure ship that sank on lake table Rock, Missouri on Thursday, told the passengers that there was no need to wear life jackets. Told about it on Friday Fox one of the survivors of the passengers, TIA Coleman lost in the tragedy of nine relatives.

According to her, the captain told them “no need to bother and to wear life jackets – you won’t need it”, so none of her family members did not. Coleman expressed confidence that the death toll would have been much less if the passengers didn’t follow his advice because at the critical moment, people just do not have time to wear vests.

“I have a very heavy heart. Of the 11 people, only two of us survived – me and my nephew – shared Coleman. – I lost all my children.”

Pleasure boat amphibian sank on lake table Rock on Thursday evening due to the rising of the storm. The wind speed reached 26 m/s, and the waves gushed over the low side of the boat. As a result of the tragedy killed 17 of the more than 30 people aboard.

The investigation of the tragedy involved experts of the National office of transport security, U.S. Coast guard and the state police of Missouri. As reported by CNN, on a wrecked ship was previously identified problems with the engine. According to the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Houston (Texas), the Russian citizens among the victims.